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Support Sexual Assault Survivors

$14,104
141%
Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
135 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on September 03, at 11:55 PM CDT
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Can we make it to $15,000?!

September 01, 2017

We are blown away by the support for RVAP! THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS! RVAP services matter deeply to our community and every donation is a significant gesture of belief, validation, and support to the many survivors of sexual violence in our lives.

We started this campaign in hopes of EXCEEDING our goal, and we are doing just that with your amazing generosity! Now we are asking ourselves, can we make it to $15,000? With only three days left in our campaign, it will be a challenge, but we are hopeful.  

Please help us reach even higher by SHARING the following link with your personal networks: https://goldrush.uiowa.edu/rvap before our campaign ends this Sunday, September 3rd. 

Every additional dollar raised means MORE SUPPORT for those impacted by sexual violence, and more prevention efforts so that we can get ever closer to our goal of creating a campus and community free from sexual violence. 

Thank you so much for all you do to make our campus and community safer places for everyone! 

Adam and the RVAP team

WE ARE NOT STOPPING!!!

August 26, 2017

We just hit our $10,000 goal, and WE ARE NOT STOPPING!!!! We started this campaign with hopes we could reach our goal AND exceed it! Now here we are! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SUPPORTING RVAP!!!!!  We’re going to try and raise an additional $3,000 before our campaign ends on September 3! And we have some EXCITING news… 

 

The University of Iowa Student Government (UISG) has generously offered to match the next $1,500 raised for our campaign! That means, if you make a gift now, your donation will be matched 1:1!

 

Please help us spread the word about this fantastic matching challenge! The link to share is: https://goldrush.uiowa.edu/rvap

 

Every additional dollar raised means MORE SUPPORT for sexual assault survivors, and more prevention efforts so that we can get ever closer to our goal of creating a campus and community free from sexual violence.

 

Let’s reach $13,000!!!!!! 

 

Only 2 weeks to go!

August 21, 2017

Thanks to your tremendous support, we have raised 75% of our $10,000 goal so far!!!  The support you’ve provided by generously donating and sharing this opportunity with others means more than words can express.  Far too often survivors in our society are not believed when they disclose that they’ve been sexually assaulted or abused.  Worse, many are even blamed.  As RVAP works to change this victim-blaming culture, the support you provide by participating in this GOLDrush campaign makes a huge impact.  More than 80 donors to date means that there are more than 80 people saying, “we believe you and we support you” to the survivors in our community.  In today’s social climate, this support is life-changing.  Thank you! 

Remember, you can maximize your impact by seeing if your employer will match your donation. You can look up your company, and learn more about the matching process here:  http://www.uifoundation.org/ways/matching/.  If you have questions, please contact uicrowdfunding@foriowa.org. 

Thank you so much for serving as our social media ambassadors! Please continue to spread the word about our campaign within your spheres of influence by sharing (or re-sharing) this link: https://goldrush.uiowa.edu/rvapWe not only hope to reach our $10,000 goal, but we hope to EXCEED it! Every dollar raised will have a meaningful impact on RVAP’s services.

With gratitude,

Adam and the RVAP Team  

Off to a great start!

August 03, 2017

Greetings, RVAP supporters!

Wow, we are overwhelmed by your generosity! In the first 24 hours of our campaign, you have helped us raise more than $5,000 for vital services for sexual violence survivors right here in Iowa. We still have a long way to go, but we are off to a tremendous start thanks to YOU!

You can take your support one step further by sharing our campaign with your personal networks either via email or on your social media accounts. We need help reaching as many supporters as possible, and you make an even greater impact by helping us spread the word about our campaign. The link to share is: https://goldrush.uiowa.edu/rvap. We not only hope to reach our $10,000 goal, but we hope to EXCEED it! Every dollar raised will have a meaningful impact on RVAP services.

On behalf of all of us at RVAP, and on behalf of all those we are privileged to serve…THANK YOU!!!

With gratitude,

Adam & the RVAP Team  

Levels
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$25

Friend

$25 is the cost of a cab ride for a survivor to the hospital or to see a therapist. It could also cover the cost for self-care items for volunteers during one monthly volunteer support meeting. Thank you for your help!

$52

Ally

$52 (equivalent to $1/week) is the cost to provide advocacy support for one survivor to report to law enforcement. It could also cover the cost of three sexual assault crisis hotline calls. Thank you for your support!

$104

Advocate

$104 (equivalent to $2/week) is the cost to provide emergency housing for one night for one survivor of sexual violence fleeing an unsafe living situation. It could also provide advocacy support for one survivor to receive a forensic medical exam, or provide one session of trauma-informed yoga support group classes. Thank you for your commitment!

$260

Partner

$260 (equivalent to $5/week) is the cost of 180 coloring books for children that teach about their right to say no to unwanted touch. It could also cover the cost for two local bars to receive bystander intervention training to help stop alcohol-facilitated sexual assault using the Raise the Bar curriculum. Your gift could also cover the cost to deliver a multi-session prevention education course on healthy relationships to one class of junior high students. Thank you for putting survivors first!

$520

Benefactor

$520 (equivalent to $10/week) is the cost to provide advocacy support for one survivor during the court process. This includes pre-trial appointments, depositions, and court proceedings. It could also provide funding for conference registration and travel for one RVAP staff member to receive continuing education. Thank you for your partnership!

$1,040

Sponsor

$1,040 (equivalent to $20/week) is the cost to provide funds for one damage deposit for permanent housing for a survivor and children. It could also cover the cost to deliver a multi-session prevention education course on healthy relationships to five classes of junior high students. Thank you for your generosity!

$2,500

Golden Sponsor

$2500 is the cost to provide 100 hours of support and advocacy to survivors as they navigate the medical, legal, court and school systems. It could also cover the printing of outreach materials for every single college student in Johnson County. Thank you for your meaningful support!

$5,000

Platinum Sponsor

$5,000 is the cost to provide 200 hours of free and confidential counseling to victims and survivors and their friends, family, and loved ones. It could also cover annual cell phone costs to provide 24-hour crisis response. Thank you for your generous contribution!

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